In loving memory of

Florence Bures
May 4, 1940 - September 16, 2023

Florence Marie Bures, of Deerbrook, died on September 16, 2023 at Rosalia Gardens under the care of LeRoyer Hospice. She was 83 years old. She was born on May 4, 1940 in Phlox, a daughter of Andrew and Appolonia (Van Boxtel) Debroux. She married Robert Bures on November 14, 1959 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Phlox.

Florence farmed with her husband for 35 years in the town of Peck. She was a proud wife, mother, and grandmother. Family gatherings were very important to her, including the annual Debroux family reunion.

She was a member of St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church in Neva and the church Rosary Society.

Florence was a longtime leader of the Bluebell Builders 4-H Club. She enjoyed cooking, baking, crafts, gardening, canning, and berry picking. Florence and Robert enjoyed taking many trips in their retirement.

Survivors include her husband, Robert; seven daughters, Sandy (Adan) Flores of Fountain, CO, Laurie (Kim) Kriegel of Danbury, Tina (Nate) Heuss of Antigo, Theresa (Steve) Bures of Appleton, Jennifer (Brent) Olson of Liberty Lake, WA, Kristy (Patrick) Downey of Neenah, and Vicki (Rick) Ducat of Manitowoc; four sons, Andy (Stephanie) Bures of Deerbrook, Robert (Nancy) Bures of Dunedin, FL, Gerald (Deborah) Bures of Exeland, and Edward (Kathy) Bures of Barneveld; 31 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Rosella (Thomas) Waldvogel of Aniwa.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by three grandchildren; one great-grandchild; nine sisters, Catherine, Mary, Lorraine, Dorothy, and Evelyn Debroux, Margie Servi, Lucille Housey, Joan Hable, and Dolores Galica; and seven brothers, Alphonse, Adrian, Gerald, Victor, William, Danny, and Gilbert.

A funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday, September 20, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church, Neva with Rev. Joel Sember officiating. Entombment will take place in Queen of Peace Cemetery.
Visitation will be held at the Bradley Funeral Home on Tuesday, September 19 from 4 to 8 p.m. with a 6:30 p.m. parish wake service and on Wednesday at the funeral home from 9 to 10 a.m.

A special thank you to the staff of Rosalia Gardens and LeRoyer Hospice for the wonderful care they provided to Florence.


Jane (Barta) Wolf wrote on Sep 21, 2023:

"Florence was one of the nicest people I have known, so very kind and selfless. My thoughts and prayers are with you for peace and strength."

Jeanne- Jim Peters wrote on Sep 17, 2023:

"Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. Florence was a special lady who gave much to her family, community, and church. She will be missed by many. May the memories be special. May you find peace and comfort knowing she rests with our living God. God?s blessing to all. Jeanne and Jim Peters, Platteville, formerly Deerbrook"

Jerry Igl wrote on Sep 17, 2023:

"A good woman Florence! Jer and Bob shared visits together during Guard camps, drills, Fort Lewis. You leave behind a beautiful family. Hugs, Sis and Jer Igl"

Michelle Maule wrote on Sep 17, 2023:

"Sending our condolences to Bob and the entire Bures family. Florence was so kind to all of us. May God watch over you during this time. Michelle Hetto Maule and family"